CASE OF THE BLACK CAT, THE (1936)$300.00
Vintage original 11 x 14″ (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Ricardo Cortez, June Travis, Jane Bryan, Craig Reynolds, dir: William C. McGann, Alan Crosland; Warner Brothers First National. From the Erle Stanley Gardner novel, THE CASE OF THE CARETAKER’S CAT, came this Perry Mason film entry. Mason is asked to come during dead of night to a mansion to write a granddaughter out of her invalid grandfather’s will to keep her from marrying a man the family does not approve of. The old man mysteriously dies and his two grandsons inherit all. The will stipulates that they must keep the caretaker and his cat on the premises, however, and the cat is suddenly in danger. Perry moves in to discover the old man’s death was not as it seemed. June Travis (as Della Street) and Ricardo Cortez (as Perry Mason) seem appropriately startled in a moment of mystery in this card. Veteran director Alan Crosland started making this film, but died during production. Small repair to extreme blank top right corner, overall NEAR FINE.